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May Events in the Villages of Van Buren

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

May 4th – May 5th » FREE Camping Weekend at Lake Sugema
Free Camping Weekend! For reservations, call: 319-293-3532

May 4th – May 6th » Saddle Up for St. Jude
There will be trail rides, an auction, dance, poker run, food, and more as we raise fund for this great cause! Saturday only – Our Kentucky Derby Party!!  Be sure to wear your best derby hat!! Held at River Valley Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA

May 5th » Wasko Hardware’s Customer Appreciation Day

Stop by Wasko Hardware for in-store specials, prizes and refreshments as they celebrate with their annual Customer Appreciation Day. 8am-5pm. 810 First St., Keosauqua, IA

May 5th »Cantril Cinco De Mayo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Taco Bar filled with all the fixings. 5-8pm Free will offering. Cantril Fire Station, 104 w. 3rd St. Cantril, IA 

May 5th-6th » R.A.R.E. USO SHOW

Have some dessert and enjoy the USO Show with a cast of 20 actors and singers from the 4 surrounding counties. They will be portraying famous celebrities from the 1940’s. Lead by Bob Hope and his entourage providing lots of Big Band Music and Comedy. $15 per seat. Contact Rhea for tickets at 641-233-7793. Each performance will be unique! Harmony Elementary, 33727 Rte. J40, Farmington, IA

*** Veterans Get $3 Off Ticket Price ***

Saturday: Doors open at 6pm. Saturday night band will be The Fairfield Big Band. They have been together for over 10 years and they are a 16pc instrumental band.

Sunday: Doors open at 2pm. Sunday band will be the Tarnished Brass Band. They have been together for 14 years and they are a 25pc instrumental band.

 11th » Farmington City Wide Yard Sale

Farmington’s City Wide Yard Sale! Maps will be available May 7th at Farmington City Hall and Casey’s General Store. Farmington, IA

May 12th » Mother’s Day Tea Party

Enjoy a Mother’s Day tea party at the Stockport United Methodist Church. 2pm. Food and tea will be provided. Please call Dorothy Gilbert at 319-796-2253 or Tara Wolf at 319-592-3164 if you would like to attend and how many will be coming. Stockport United Methodist Church, 214 N Main St., Stockport, IA

May 11th – May 12th » FREE Camping Weekend at Morris Park Free Camping Weekend! First Come Basis. 10938 Timber Rd., Stockport, IA

May 12th, 19th & 26th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.  Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA

 May 13th » Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op Mother’s Day Special

Lapidary demonstrations 1pm & 3pm.  Free gift to first 12 moms. 10a-5p. 10% off on natural gemstone jewelry. 21986 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA

May 18th – May 19th » FREE Camping Weekend at Bentonsport
Free Camping Weekend along the Des Moines River in the National Historic District. First Come Basis. Bentonsport, IA

May 18th – May 20th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge
Ranch Horse Show Series – The second of the 2018 series. High Point Year End Awards for each class April – October.  Camping available on grounds. Barrel Racing, Sorting, Ranch Riding, Trail Competition, Dance, food and more. 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA

 May 25th » Villages Folk School Memorial Day Weekend BBQ & Outdoor Painting Contest
Join the Villages Folk School and their many talented artists at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ beginning at 5:00pm!  Enjoy Bailey’s BBQ Brisket or Pulled Pork and their custom sauces, along with homemade salads and cookies. There will be a Plein Air Quick Paint Contest through the Van Buren County Arts Council.  Participants must register in advance for the outdoor painting contest. Several local artisan-made items will be auctioned off throughout the evening.  Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT near the Keosauqua Bridge! Riverfront Park, Corner of Park St. and Market St., Keosauqua, IA

May 25th – May 27th » Bonaparte City Wide Yard Sales

City-Wide Yard Sales throughout the Village of Bonaparte, IA

May 26th » Memorial/Alumni Breakfast
Keosauqua Lions serve an All-You-Can-Eat pancake and sausage breakfast for a free will donation. Open to the public. 7am-10am. Held at Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA 

May 26th – May 27th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show
Bentonsport Historic District will be having its annual Spring Flea Market and Craft Show during the Memorial weekend. A variety of vendors will be set up along Riverside Park. There will be music, food, crafts, antiques and a wandering musician. Shops will be open and demonstrations of rug weaving and more. New vendors welcome. 10am-5pm. Bentonsport Historic District, 21968 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA

May 27th » Rollin on the River

Enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun for the whole family at the Riverfront Amphitheater! Riverfront Park, Corner of Park St. and Market St., Keosauqua, IA

12pm – Chickadees

2pm – Wild Wild West Band

4pm – Van & The Movers

6pm – Contingency

8pm – The Boys

May 28th » Milton Lions Memorial Day Lunch

Milton Lions Club will sponsor this full meal with desserts. Adults: $8, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 and under: Free. 11:30a-1pm. Milton American Legion Building, 320 N. Main St., Milton, IA

May 28th » Douds Memorial Day Service

Douds American Legion Auxiliary Memorial day Service. Potluck dinner at 6pm. Memorial Day Service program will begin at 7:15pm followed by the traditional walk to the Des Moines River bridge. Douds Community Center Main St. Douds, IA

Villages Folk School Classes for May

5th ~ Spring Foraging Wild Edibles with Pat Crawford.

5th ~ Raku Pottery with Betty Printy.

19th ~ Plein Air: Landscapes with John Preston.

Pre-registration is required. Register at villagesfolkschool.com


May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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